China Granted Funds for GB Development

For the development in Gilgit Baltistan China announced a grant of 5 billion PKR

Taking steps for providing facilities for hospitals in the region.

GILGIT: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing held a meeting with the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Hafeez-ur-Rehman in which he announced that his government had provided Rs5 billion PKR as a development grant under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which the federal government will shift to the GB government soon, according to a press release issued by the Chief Minister House here on Friday.

Mr. Jing also asserted that the Chinese government would assist GB in development of various sectors, including widening of Karakoram Highway from Raikot in GB to Thakot in KP.

In response to the Chines initiative, Mr. Rehman thanked the China government for providing 100 beds for GB hospitals.

He includes that currently there is a lack of women delivery beds and detection machines for breast cancer in GB hospitals.

The chief minister further suggested that Chinese and GB government jointly initiate a project for disabled persons in this region.

Mr Rehman said funds approved during the 7th JCC meeting for the repair of KKH portion from Raikot to Thakot had not yet been granted. He wished the Chinese ambassador to play his role in the release of the funds.

Resource Dawn News


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